I love Christmas music. I have an old iPod Nano that has over 800 Christmas songs on it. I can't wait to get it out every year. How long do I wait? I try for December 1, but usually it comes out right after Thanksgiving.
I feel the most Christmas-happy early in December and then the few days right before the 25th. There is a week in between, about the 15th-20th, when there is just too much 'buy me' and 'gimme' going on and I feel a little grossed out by it all.
But even in the days where I am Grinchy, Darlene Love singing, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), makes me smile and sing along.
I add to my stash of Christmas music every year. This year it's the amazing Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, the Ventures and Tracey Thorn. I have the standards, Elvis, Frank, The Vienna Boys Choir and Charlie Brown, but around our house it's not quite Christmas without Brian Setzer, Motown and Louis Armstrong.
What's your favorite Christmas music?